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5.29.11
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5.18.11
Weekend Preview May 19-24
Bob Dylan tributes, Deborah Voigt, Tom Paxton, Bill Kirchen, John Kirk and Trish Miller



5.18.11
Celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday in Style
Paying tribute to the greatest rock songwriter ever



5.17.11
FILM REVIEW: In a Better World and Of Gods and Men
Review by Seth Rogovoy



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5.12.11
Deborah Voigt Headlines Mahaiwe Gala
Opera star to sing arias, show tunes on Saturday, May 21



5.15.11
Famed Spiritual Teacher to Speak on Nonviolence
Mother Maya in free talk at Sruti Yoga in Great Barrington, Mass., on Friday May 20 at 7pm



5.12.11
Special Effects Wizard to Be Honored by Film Festival
Doug Trumbull to be Feted by BIFF



5.11.11
Weekend Preview May 12-16
Cultural Highlights of the Berkshire Weekend



6.4.09
Talk about a small world
Elaine and I grew up together, but only just recently met....



5.8.11
Berkshire Living to Cease Publication
A Farewell from Publisher Michael Zivyak



5.8.11
twiGs Branches Out
Lenox boutique launches new e-tail site



5.8.11
[MUSIC REVIEW] Avalon Quartet in Close Encounters at Mahaiwe
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.8.11
[MUSIC REVIEW] Avalon Quartet in Close Encounters at Mahaiwe
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.7.11
[FILM REVIEW] Bill Cunningham New York
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.7.11
[FILM REVIEW] Bill Cunningham New York
Review by Seth Rogovoy





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[FILM REVIEW] The Departed

10.25.06
I loved Gangs of New York, but I couldn't understand what Martin Scorsese sees in Leonardo DiCaprio and why he keeps using him. I mean, the guy is no Robert DeNiro, and up until now, he seemed not much more than a pretty-boy blank slate.

Well, after seeing The Departed (running at the Triplex at least through November 2), now I get it. DiCaprio is gripping as a twitchy, anxious, duplicitous undercover cop. So is the rest of the cast, top-to-bottom (including Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and an over-the-top Jack Nicholson in monster mode), in a movie with so many plot twists and turns you'll get whiplash (I've seen it twice and I'm still not sure I get it all), and so comically bloody it seems like Scorsese is trying to out-Tarantino Quentin and doing a great job of it along the way.

This one will definitely make my year-end Top 10 list.

--Seth Rogovoy, editor-in-chief and critic-at-large, Berkshire Living






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